Fordham University’s Dr. Celia Fisher Discusses What the Revised Common Rule Means for Informed Consent in Medical Ethics Advisor

The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or the Common Rule was revised earlier this year and is … More

Minimal risk and minimal experience: Can researchers competently navigate OHRP’s new risk categories?

By: Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced proposed revisions to modernize federal … More

Issues of Research Ethics in the Facebook ‘Mood Manipulation’ Study: The Importance of Multiple Perspectives

  By: Michelle Broaddus, Ph.D. A new study using Facebook data to study “emotional contagion,” and the ensuing backlash of … More

Issues of Research Ethics in the Facebook ‘Mood Manipulation’ Study: The Importance of Multiple Perspectives (full text)

  By: Michelle Broaddus, Ph.D. A recent paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a … More

Improved Regulations to Protect Human Research Subjects Would Reduce Burden on IRBs While Better Protecting Study Participants

Proposed updates to federal regulations that protect human research subjects need additional clarification when applied to the social and behavioral … More

Will Proposed Changes to Federal Regulations Impact Barriers to Research Involving Children and Adolescents?

For the first time in twenty years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering changes to … More